Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 19 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to legendary U.K. drummer Ginger Baker who owned a recording studio in which Paul McCartney taped some of his iconic “Band on the Run” album. Where was that studio located?


ANSWER: Lagos, Nigeria


What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for August 19, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • Happy birthday to Deep Purple singer Ian Gillian and Queen bassist John Deacon.
  • 1969: Speaking of Ginger Baker, the Blind Faithalbum went gold.
  • 1980: 1400 fans rioted in Toronto whenAlice Coopericon1 Carter Alans Rock n Roll Diary: August 19 in Classic Rock History was forced to cancel a concert due to illness.
  • 1997: Fleetwood Mac’s classic lineup of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham released the live reunion album The Dance.

In the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1978: George Thorogood and the Destroyers played M.I.T’s Kresge Auditorium. That same night Styx hit the cape cod coliseum.
  • 1992: It was the Allman Brothers Band at Great Woods
  • 1994: The Allman Brothers led the H.O.R.D.E. tour to Old Orchard Beach in Maine.
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